* Posts by Dan Paul

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VIAGRA found in Chinese 'Kung Fu rice wine'

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Taking the "piss" perhaps?

Drinking water plants all over the world fail to treat water for a wide variety of drugs such as antibiotics, birth control, pain medication, etc that people excrete every day. Why would they make a special effort to treat for Viagra?

The reason is simple, the Viagra is already in the "drinking water" and the batch of wine had drinking water in it.

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ATTACK of the ZOMBIE SATELLITE: Run radio hams, run!

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Re: 'kin typical

Humor is a relative word. Looks like détente is not on the table. On this website humor is generally noted by use of the joke icon, but you can't be an anonymous snarky dick and use any icons.

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Re: 'kin typical

You know, it gets rather tiresome when you and others make sweeping generalizations about Americans that could certainly be applied to every Brit tourist I ever heard. Loudly complaining about how the food here is different than that at home is a bit of an oxymoron isn't it? It's going to be different, it's another country. I think the behavior even made it into a Monty Python sketch. And yes before some commentard mentions it, I already know there are some Americans that deserve the label.

How about we put the gratuitous disrespect to pasture? Or do you just prefer being a snarky dick?

This world would be a lot further ahead if instead of complaining about the differences, we started celebrating the similarities. After all, we are all related in some way whether you like it or not, and the US is more of a cultural melting pot than Europe ever will be. Every family here started over there, someplace.

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How much of ONE YEAR's Californian energy use would WIPE OUT the DROUGHT?

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Re: Cadillac Desert

How about using a Desal plant to purify all that waste water and pump that back to deal with the Delta Smelt, fill the aquifer and satisfy the wetlands water deficit?

Ooops my mistake, I forgot this was California we are talking about where it's illegal to exhibit any common sense.

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Small number of computer-aided rifles could be hacked in contrived scenario

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Re: spin drift. (Coriolis Effect?)

I have been involved in flow measurement technology for 31 years and have a rather good understanding of the Coriolis effect and it is already being compensated for in many ballistics calculations particularly as it applies to spin drift of bullets which is what the article is about.

Complain all you want about my mention of rotation in drains and toilets, I only used that the give some reference to the uninitiated. You will note that the Coriolis effect does affect the way large weather systems rotate between the north and south hemispheres.

At several hundred yards or more, the effect on a bullet is significant.

Below are only a few links to pages dealing with the subject out of some 10,000 hits for "Coriolis effect in Ballistics"

http://www.appliedballisticsllc.com/spindrift.html

http://minuteofangle.blogspot.com/p/spin-drift-coriolis-effect.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_ballistics#Coriolis_drift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX7dcl_ERNs

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Re: spin drift. (Coriolis Effect?)

The coriolis effect is a possible suspect as it exerts a small force on an object towards the right in the Northern Hemisphere and towards the left in the Southern Hemisphere. That force will change as the mass of the object changes and this is in keeping with the larger bullet having greater deflection than the smaller one. This is used in many brands of mass flow meters.

It is also why toilet water rotates in a different direction for Aussies (counterclockwise) versus Yanks (clockwise)

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Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW

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Transfer Efficiency?

Color me unconvinced there is any need for this, there will be a significant decrease in power efficiency and a huge increase in cost. You can't induce a current without creating some heat and that heat is the inefficient factor. They already have designed plug in stations with billing systems cheap enough to place at most parking lots.

If this thing requires the vehicle to remain stationary during charging, why not just plug the damn truck into the grid? Takes 2 seconds and does not throw Electromagnetic Energy all over the place.

Now if there was a way to use this technology while the vehicle was moving, that would be attractive

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World's worst exploit kit now targeting point-of-sale systems

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Re: Angler exploits two Adobe Flash vulnerabilities

They don't. Flash is simply a point of entry to the overall network. So a "Luser" clicks on an infected Flash file (How many Russian language emails with .zip attachments can you get before you figure something is up?), is on the same network as the POS systems and the exploit works it's way through to the POS equipment.

The real issue is why is there a reason to have the POS directly connected to a network that is facing the Internet. It should be on it's own segregated network. In fact, I wouldn't trust a VPN or use a subnet.

Just take them off the regular network entirely. The vendor who manages the POS should be required to come to the site and download any consumption data rather than using the Internet.

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Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker

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Re: seriously, we take your security

"Unlimited Data"

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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Re: I bet this is unpopular...

Yes, the decree requiring Microsoft to provide "Browser Choice" was over in 2014.

They are legally free and clear if they want to block alternate browsers.

BUT THEY DIDN'T DO THAT HERE!

Mozilla has ALWAYS been a bunch of crybaby wimps who can't fight their own battles on the field of competition, so they have governments do it for them.

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Contractors who used Employee Beneficiary Trusts are in HMRC's sights

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Don't you have a Statute of Limitations law there?

Here in the states, we have a statute of limitations that defines how long any agency has before you are out of anyones jurisdiction. It varies from ruling to ruling but a good bet is seven years.

If you steal money and, they can't tie you to the crime in that seven years and you wait to dig it up, they usually have a hard time getting any case against you.

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Octogenarian accused of performing sex act with a SHRUBBERY

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Obligatory Monty Python.....

Get thee to a shrubbery!

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This is TRUE science: Harvard boffins fire up sizzling BACON LASER

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Re: Everyone's been concentrating on the 'Fricking Sharks'...

Sssshhh, you'll give Adam Sandler an idea for a new bad movie......

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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Boys looking at naked pics of the opposite sex.......

isn't allowed because they might become heterosexuals. Since half the politicians are homosexuals they don't like their odds.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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Re: Na Na Nana Na @ShadowDragon8685 PRIVATE AIRSPACE!

The drone pilot got what he deserved, the home owner has a right to privacy in his own yard. Let alone that I believe you have private airspace over your own property.

It is quite illegal in many states to point ANY surveillance camera on to anothers private property. The drone had a camera. The homeowner was concerned that the drone was "perving" on his daughters.

Most states have "Peeping Tom" laws as well. I say the drone pilot was guilty of BOTH infractions as well as criminal trespass. The gun owner was within his rights to shoot the drone down as it was just a "proxy" for a Peeping Tom.

Hell, we have hail here that frequently gets to the size of baseballs here and that's way more dangerous than No. 8 Birdshot. The homeowner shouldn't get charged with ANYTHING, even the offense of discharging a firearm within city limits which all towns have. He was defending his property and daughters against a potential pervert.

I am claiming private airspace rights up to 400 feet above my property so NO DRONES will overfly the boundaries of my property line.

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W3C's failed Do Not Track crusade tumbles to ad-blockers' Vietnam

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Re: Do not eat @MikeBell

Then don't expect to see any free content anymore. On pain of a large subscription cost.

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New study into lack of women in Tech: It's NOT the men's fault

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Re: Its the mothers fault mostly...

Don't you know you can also buy them things like Barbie cars, Nerf "Rebel" (Pink bow and arrows), various female oriented computer games. EVERY toy vendor has products now to counter the "Patriarchy". I think Barbie even has a "dysfunctional family" category now. Just the thing to spur more discontent and divorces.

None of which are really any different than the "male" counterparts toys except the color and backstory is clearly for girls and not boys. Must be sexist.....off with our penises then.

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Re: Media stereotypes? EXACTLY, but they'll deny it.

The media is the greatest purveyor of propaganda there is. They have been responsible for more sexism than any individual. However, none of the brainwashed will ever recognize that fact.

Between soap operas, "reality" tv and womens magazines there are fewer good role models and ideals being proposed than a bus load of sex offenders would.

Congratulations on your grandchildren. Looks like they were raised right despite society's influence.

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Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

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Re: Must be a man because the poos are so big?

Art imitates life then, sounds like a Southpark Episode. Anyone seen Bono?

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Happy birthday Alf Garnett, you daft, reactionary old git

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@Ivan4

Have an upvote for acknowledging the difference. Also sick and tired of the professionally "offended" clique out there. I was 13 in 1969 and remember ALL the shenanigans from both sides. Todays "professionally offended" haven't even come close to having similar reasons.

The fact remains that race, sex or gender is not the issue and never was, the willingness to work hard is. If you just want to live on the public dole and won't try to better yourself, then you get what you deserve and you have no right to criticize anyone.

The left has to perpetuate the myth of victimhood or all they have are empty promises and ballot boxes. Funny thing, but as soon as you become successful (regardless of race), you stop voting for those fools pretty quick.

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Five data centres you can't live without

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@DaLo Latest datacenter cooling requirements......

use outside air when there is a low enough temp as filtered OA in the 60F to 65F or below range. This is known as "Free Cooling". Since many servers can now operate well enough with 70F air temps, that's plenty of cooling.

The days of chilled water or DX cooling to 50F discharge air is over unless it's free cooling or small systems. Or you have to de-humidify it if it gets over 60% rH. They even have good luck with "Swamp Coolers" (Evaporative cooling) in dry climates like the Middle East too. (Unlikely to happen in Blighty though)

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Hurrah! Windfarms produce whopping ONE PER CENT of EU energy

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@ScottBrokell

Stop blaming the consumers and start blaming the producers and the grid providers.

We are NOT going to "put on another sweater" for the sole purpose of perpetuating the "Green" fantasy. My refrigerator will not be part of your load shedding program, nor will my lights and TV.

These schemes ONLY benefit the producers, not the consumers.

The Sun only shines on part of the Earth, part of the day. Then the Earth rotates and the Sun shines somewhere else. When that happens the wind speed decreases making wind turbines go off sync with their power frequencies.

Therefore, the only way for Humankind to benefit from Solar/Wind renewables is to create a worldwide electric grid system that can compensate for the way power availability from multiple sources changes rapidly. Even existing grid technology is not enough to compensate the system for the way electrical production from Wind and Solar increase and decrease. Thus, Wind and Solar producers are paid NOT to produce power when it upsets the grid.

The fact is that there is NO WAY that any "worldwide electric power grid" can happen in anyones lifetime. Just look at the gas pipeline issues from Russia and the politics there, let alone those in the Middle East or Africa. The very second someone's political nose is bent out of shape they will take their "ball and go home".

That leaves it down to individual nations to take care of their own power needs and that means most industrial countries will need Nuclear power IF the whole purpose of this exercise is to reduce the output of CO2.

If we are actually being honest about it, we will find that a combination of energy tactics (including fossil fuels) will likely win out over time but clamoring for us to reduce our personal consumption of energy and failing to address all the operative issues is more "pie in the sky" unworkable BS.

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Take off, eh, you Uber: Ontario lobs $300m lawsuit at cab app biz

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Taxi laws are a

government subsidized monopoly for old world Taxi companies.

You don't need a special license to pick up extra passengers so you can use the HOV lanes during the Pan Am games, do you! The government is FORCING you to carry passengers so you can efficiently use the roads YOU paid for, or you get a ticket!

So why do you need them for Uber? Besides a hundred years of corruption and protectionism for Taxi medallion holders.

There is NOTHING different between the functionality of any ride sharing app and putting a sign on a company bulletin board asking for riders; besides the form of communications being used.

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Canucks: Hey, Big Dog Telcos. Share that fiber with the little guys, eh?

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Re: Fiber/Fibre..For all those pedants out there

as follows taken from the Oxford English Dictionary website

"Global varieties of English

The territorial expansions of the United Kingdom between the late 16th and early 18th centuries, and of the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries carried the English language around the world. In each country where English is spoken, whether as the primary national language or as a secondary language alongside others, it has changed and developed in the context of its new surroundings, not only through loanwords, but also through localized neologisms and changes in the usage of common English words."

Of particular note, please notice the opening phrase "Global varieties of English" and the last sentence of the paragraph. And the source? The Oxford English Dictionary.

You don't have a corner on the language, its usage or spelling anymore. It has been commoditized by sheer usage and changes too frequently to be locked in to your ideals anymore. So say your own word "boffins."

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How to keep track of your flexible workers

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Thin Clients.......

and anyone who EVER suggests them as a solution need to be blown back to hell. Bite the bullet and buy your own hardware if confronted with that baloney.

I worked from home from the late 90's til 2006. The first company I worked for sent me a Windows CE infected p.o.s. Went out after a week of that unproductive nonsense and bought a real PC and never looked back.

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Were the FIRST AMERICANS really FIRST? MYSTERY of vanished 'Population Y'

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Re: The super continent Pangea and Gondwana

Did you actually READ where I wrote " it is difficult to tell exactly when they got here but a much more plausible explanation for any common genetic markers is that their primitive ancestors (carried the same genes) traveled much shorter distances back when the tectonic plates were much closer."

No, I didn't think so. "Mankind" at the time of Pangea was likely just a type of primitive Lemur but certainly capable of carrying "common genetic markers".

Were you there? Do you have a firsthand account you can relate? Do you have an actual satellite map that shows the position of the continents at throughout time?

The term "Closer" is certainly a relative operator here. Didn't need to be exact distances except closer than a whole present day ocean. If you admit "it helped a lot of other species" why not the predecessors of mankind?

If you don't, then my hypothesis is no less valid than anyone elses. AFTR, no one has any proof it's wrong either.

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The super continent Pangea and Gondwana

Since the "Native Americans" have little written history and their oral history changes with time, it is difficult to tell exactly when they got here but a much more plausible explanation for any common genetic markers is that their primitive ancestors (carried the same genes) traveled much shorter distances back when the tectonic plates were much closer. See link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gondwana

There have been multiple versions of "Native Americans" that have inhabited the America's. People crossed the land bridge from Siberia to Alaska just after the last Ice Age.

In addition, seafaring Polynesians may have traveled across the Pacific to the America's; so may have early Chinese sailors. The wind was in the right direction for easy travel to South America.

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SPACE FARMER 'nauts arrive safely at International Space Station

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Composting @Grikath

Have you ever heard of composting? Takes complex organics and breaks them down into soil. The Chinese and Japanese have used "Nightsoil" for centuries to supplement poor soils and add organic fertilizer. No reason that couldn't happen on the ISS if properly accommodated. The only issues are the personal taboo's of the astronauts. If they drink recycled urine, there shouldn't be many left. Speaking of which, the leftover minerals from distilling the urine would be a good addition to the hydroponic fluid.

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'Apple lures labels from free streams – and why is no one doing anything about it' shrieks group

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Re: Paid versus Unpaid services?

Someone who gets it. WOW! I didn't think it would happen.

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Re: Paid versus Unpaid services?

Is paying a higher price than your competitors monopolistic? I don't think so.

If you bothered to read what I wrote, you might have seen that I already addressed the issue of exclusivity being grounds for monopolistic rebuke.

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Re: Paid versus Unpaid services?@Planty

I have never owned an Apple product or service in my life. If you could learn to read, instead of reacting with that tiny, primitive lizard brain of yours; you might have understood what I was saying.

Pandora has an ad supported, half ass subscription model that has few subscribers and too many free clients, Apple ONLY has a fully fleshed out and mature subscription model supported by everyone who has an iPhone and wants music.

Now children, who will make more money, a bigger dick to swing and have a greater ability to pay artists?

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Re: Paid versus Unpaid services?

No, idiot, the vast majority of Pandora users get it for FREE. Only some of their users are on subscription. THATS why they are not paying the labels enough to keep them from going to Apple as their subscription base is not big enough. Apple doesn't do anything for free but they are creating a price war with the "Free" model by paying MORE money to artists and labels than Pandora does.

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Paid versus Unpaid services?

Are we really so stupid to play the anti-trust card when the record labels or artists would rather sign a deal with a paying customer (Apple) rather than one that does not pay (Pandora et al)? Perhaps Apple is remiss in asking for an exclusive deal but you have to ask, aren't the record labels the ones really at fault here? They could always say no!

I know I like to be financially rewarded for my work. How about you? Wasn't there just a forum thread about working for charities and how unrewarding that was.

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Arctic ice EMBIGGENS, returns to 1980s levels of cap cover

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Herman, have an

upvote for telling the truth! Too bad the brainwashed AGW Cult proponents here don't even understand what statistically insignificant means.

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@45rpm

no, what you say is not true and you should know the difference.

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "BILLIONS OF YEARS OF CLIMATE DATA".

ALL ANYONE HAS ARE THEORIES, SUPPOSITION, CONJECTURE AND OUTRIGHT LIES!

Inference is not data. The ONLY ACTUAL DATA are the roughly 300 years of actual RAW MEASUREMENTS starting when man made the thermometer. The ACCURACY of that data, it's references or of the instruments used to record it, is not absolute either. You don't "glean" data, you measure it. Rocks and Ice do not contain temperature data, we infer data from them and there is plenty of opportunity for incorrect inferences.

Making those measurements fit a curve that you THEORIZE is correct; is not RAW DATA. Picking only the data points that support your arguments is the very pinnacle of arrogance. Removing or deleting the points that don't support your argument is the same as lying.

It is fudged data, only one step removed from an outright lie. You can NEVER trust someone who lies!

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First Direct making my life HELL!!!

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Contact their fraud department directly

I have the same problem with a Visa card from Bank of America.

Somehow, the retards had put a very low limit (less than 100 $) on "card not present" transactions.

I called them and asked the person who answered to speak to the fraud department and told them under no circumstances were they to automatically reject my purchases without calling me first and told them that the "card not present" limit had better be increased to $1,100 immediately.

I explained that my line of credit with them is HUGE and my checking account has quite enough to cover the purchases, if that wasn't enough for them I would go to a branch and close all my accounts.

However, next time you go out of country let them know that with a call and it will help.

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Oi, #tubby! You are what you Tweet, boffins find

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Re: Interesting ...

Have you ever read about the effects of Aspartame and other "sugar free" sweeteners? Aspartame in solution with water will break down into methyl alcohol when the temp gets over 120F. Last I heard, people go blind from that and it is cumulatively toxic in even small amounts. Lets not even discuss how bad once trusted drugs like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen have proved to be. Question authority, as they are usually wrong.

High Fructose Corn Syrup and a whole pantheon of artificial sweeteners have done more to hurt peoples health than "natural" sweeteners have.

Please stop dissing real sugar and put some blame (where it belongs) on the unnatural products we eat for health problems.

Our concerns over cholesterol sources were wrong and margarine is bad for you now. Of course by the time any additional research comes to light it will have been too late and our arteries will be clogged full with Blue Bonnet.(a brand of margarine)

There is nothing wrong with sugar, soda or butter when used in reasonable moderation. Or anything else for that matter. The key is the word "moderation", most people haven't the faintest idea what that means.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: Eat it, fuck it or kill it

Why do you get downvotes for speaking the truth?

Because the ones doing the downvoting, can't handle the truth!

And they would be most likely to shank you while you sleep.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Re: Makes my blood boil

You can't put conditions on the nature of animals after their sale, you would have to sterilize the eggs before you sold them.

You can't put further conditions on the status of ownership of a product after the sale, you already encumbered it with DRM before you sold it.

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The US taxman thinks Microsoft owes billions. Prove it, says Microsoft

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Re: Lets hope they ARE being gutted

@Turtle,

Yes, I have a mortgage you simpering douchebag. I worked for a very LONG time before I saved enough to afford one. Unlike you Mr. Grasshopper who apparently wasted every dollar you ever made.

You must be a millennial who mooched off your parents as long as you could before they threw your sorry ass out. Hopefully, the REAL world will beat some more sense into your head.

The mortgage deduction is the most popular deduction there is across the country and without it, there will be no support for ANY changes in tax law.

Since you all got to suck the public teat with your paid socialist healthcare, YOU don't need any medical deductions since you would be "double dipping" getting a deduction on top of subsidies.

Did you notice the 15% of gross revenues for businesses? No, you were too busy being stupid. Business does not pay enough in taxes even today because of a maze of deductions, rules and regulations that allow them to pay literally NOTHING. There would be even more tax money available than now because they would just have to pay the 15% of revenue. Remind me again of what the gross revenues were for Apple or Microsoft?

Seems that you are unable to even grasp the language so it's pointless going further.

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Dwarfworld PLUTO may not have a real DOG on it - but it does have a TAIL

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Re: Astroid with 90 million tons of platinum..

Loyal Commenter,

You forget to mention that Platinum is used as a catalyst in Automobile "catalytic convertors" and in fuel or plastics manufacture..

At the moment it is expensive enough to warrant stealing the converters from under your car for the Pt metal content.

At a 90 million ton glut there would be enough to economically make tractor trailer size catalytic convertors for power plants and refining plants.

Seems to be enough reasons for Elon Musk to get into the asteroid mining business.

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Americans find fantastic new use for drones – interfering with firefighting

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The Drones are "Journalists" property, shoot them down!

See, just because you have a drone, you must be a "journalist" or "photographer" that is if you can ever call anyone who works for TMZ a journalist.

Can you add one plus one and answer why public servants might be afraid of dunking the drones of TMZ photogs?

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Norton for Windows 10 is NOT a box-borking beta, insists Symantec

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24 years of personal experience tells me that Norton is .......

not ever going to be on ANY computer that I have to use, EVER AGAIN

Without fail, back when I was FORCED to use it for a few years; Norton's installation or updates borked one or another program or operating system I had to use. Most issues were from obviously untested updates of their software.

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Fragmented Android development creating greater security risks

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How about some enterprising software developer create.........

an Android App that takes away the unnecessary permissions from OTHER Android apps?

Why the hell does a weather app need permissions for my contacts, photos, etc??????

Of course Google could have done that when they made Android but they are too busy plowing through your contacts, photos, etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What makes our planet's clouds? Tiny INVISIBLE CREATURES. True story

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Plankton grow EVERYWHERE Grikath!

Maybe not in huge "blooms" but they are present in every ocean on earth. Although, you may consider that there is a reason why so many marine mammals migrate to the Northern Hemisphere. These plankton blooms get eaten by larger and larger animals until the anchovies, krill and sardines become food for the whales and dolphins.

FWIW, the majority of "man made" acid rain causing sulphur oxides, come from places like China, South America (Mostly Brazil) and India now. THEY refuse to control their stack and auto emissions like we have for 30+ years here in the USA or Britain. THEY don't refine the sulphur out of their fuels like we have done already. They burn high sulphur coal and BAGAS & wood scraps in utility plants.

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Evil computers sense you’re in a hurry and mess with your head

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Re: Church people

Canadians think they don't need to tip because in Canada, they add the 20% gratuity on to the bill BEFORE it is presented. When I were a lad and worked in restaurants around the area of the Western NY and Canada border, we used to add the tip on the Canucks bill because we knew they wouldn't give a tip anyway.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: ding-dong!

Relatives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State used to swear by Skin-So-Soft.

Didn't work for me at all. I see your "midges" and raise you "blackflies". They lay eggs under your skin when they bite you. Festers up something horrible and eventually pops. Some people are allergic the nasty buggers and get skin reactions too. They could make a SciFi channel B movie like "Sharknado" about them and their offspring.

Nothing but 100% DEET works but you don't want to use that on kids. Better get a fine screen bug net for them.

The best solution is mass spraying of B. thuringiensis and killing the larvae directly but you can't do that on your own.

There are literally clouds of the damn things and I have seen farm animals literally go crazy when they are attacked by them.

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Re: Not convinced.

Exposed ankles and feet have many veins and arteries near the surface (and little hair), thus the resulting heat will attract mosquitos to them before they reach the head where both CO2 and heat are present. Skeeters stay in the grass until they find a victim and feet are closer to where they roost.

My diabetic girlfriend however is a target for skeeters as they will prefer her over me anytime we go camping. Since there is a higher sugar level, her blood would seem more attractive to the nasty buggers.

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eBay flogs off eBay chunk for $925m as 'uncoupling' gets closer

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Split ups harm the host company!

this will end in tears as EBay is really just an auction house and bought PayPal to vertically integrate their auctions with a payment method. And they will lose a half BILLION in the process.

The sum of both acting in concert is greater than the individual parts, both physically and financially.

It's long since past the time where companies should pay attention to "shouty" investors, hedge funds, or any of their ilk. Unfortunately, most boards of directors are as cowardly and shortsighted as the scum clamoring for the breakups.

They never have the same vision as the companies originators, all they want is the short term gain and they never care if the split harms the company in the end.

Samsung did the right thing with Elliott ASSociates. EBay should too!

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Netflix profits plunge, but streamer still plans global domination

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Re: Netflix charges too little

Agreed Florida1920, unfortunately, the movie studios are doing the exact same thing as the music companies have done which has failed miserably and caused no end of issues.

What with release to Blue-Ray or DVD only months after many movies leave the theater (and some way before), the studios should release their product to streaming and broadcast companies at the same time and completely release their back catalog to everyone who can put out there to be monetized. That would make both users and investors pretty happy.

And that should happen at the same time EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD TO ALL MEDIA SERVICES!

Do you hear me Disney, NBC, Fox, etc?

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